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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One...

Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.

Set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, the original farmstead complex is now a national monument with a rich and intriguing history of more than 300 years.

Today, Boschendal is a Cape winelands icon and a cherished wine and food destination. Our vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of free range, 100% pasture fed Angus cattle reflecting our commitment to serving wholesome farm-to-table food.

Guest accommodation is also a recent addition to the farm with luxurious cottage accommodation ranging from the exclusive and historic Rhodes Cottage built by Sir Herbert Baker to the elegantly restored Werf Cottages.

Cottage guests enjoy access to the entire farm where they can walk and cycle on trails through mountain fynbos, dine under the stars, have picnics and sundowners in exclusive areas, fly-fish in the dams and swim in pristine mountain water.

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Fabulous picnic!!

We booked a picnic here to enjoy in the afternoon . You receive a basket with a wealth of food and order wine which they bring to you at your table- all cutlery and glasses are... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a picnic here to enjoy in the afternoon . You receive a basket with a wealth of food and order wine which they bring to you at your table- all cutlery and glasses are provided. Tables are spaced out perfectly and you can bring children as here is loads of space for them to play. Food was also... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We pre booked a picnic at Rhone Garden. Spectacular views, awesome food and delightful staff. Noline, at the Cellar Door, went above and beyond in serving us and arranging for a horse carriage tour, went out of her way to make our visit extra special. Highly recommend a visit.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I must say that this vineyard was very good set amongst a lovely parkland with lots of lovely trees. The wine connoisseur was very informative and we found the wines to be extremely good. We were disappointed however because there was no food of any kind to have with our wine even though they had a restaurant. That was very... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

As part of a wine tasting tour we booked a Rhone picnic at Boschendal. The basket was very enjoyable and all foods provided really tasty. The desert in the basket was extremely nice. I can easily recommend this experience to others.

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Huge area ( many hectars for visitors). Free wine tasting. There are restaurants but choose the picknick.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Boschendal winery is a big producer with all kind of qualities when it comes to wine. They are having low to mid level qualities for tasting. The venue is stunning. Tasting room, farm shop, restaurant, butchery, etc is looking very nice, the products are good the service is friendly. A clear "go for it" from my side!

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This was the without doubt the worst wine tasting we've had in South Africa. What a mess! We arrived around 15.30 pm, all tables outside were occupied, inside was nobody. We decided to do the standard tasting for 40 rand for 5 wines. From the start on two of the white wines on the list were not available. We picked... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Beautiful, tranquil setting. Interior of the restaurant is breath taking. Loved the feel od the restaurant. Only had dessert but it was really nice!

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

the setting could not have been more beautiful, red marquees all lit with fairy lights under ancient oak trees with the surrounding mountains sheltering us from from the wind. At least 50 big bean bags spread around for the children and a very good musician , It it all fell apart very quickly though, as no one seemed to know... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loved the setting, picnicking under the trees, horse rides for kids ad great wine! A must for anyone visiting cape town for more the a couple days.

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